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A Faux 1868 Carbine

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A Faux 1868 Carbine

#1 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:07 pm

They (Springfield) only made 4 of these 1868 Springfield Trapdoor Carbines as prototypes. So not an official model. I have always wanted a 50-70 Carbine and can't afford a real 1870 model. I had a bad barrel and a bunch of parts. With a bit of help from Dick Hosmer, I made this. It's not designed to fool a collector, but it fun to shoot 50-70 from a carbine!
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Re: A Faux 1868 Carbine

#2 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:08 pm

I never noticed the hinge pin in the photo before. It's been corrected now. Guess I got in a hurry for the pictures.
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Re: A Faux 1868 Carbine

#3 Post by shoggoth80 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:22 am

Looks like a fun thumper!

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